Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 15754-15755 [2010-6220]

Download as PDF 15754 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices otherwise file a responsive pleading to the appeal, by March 29, 2010. 2. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Cassandra L. Hicks is designated officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order and procedural schedule in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE March 12, 2009 ............. March 29, 2010 ............. April 16, 2010 ................ April 19, 2010 ................ May 6 ............................ May 21, 2010 ................ May 28, 2010 ................ July 12, 2010 ................. Filing of Appeal. Deadline for Postal Service to file administrative record in this appeal or responsive pleading. Deadline for petitioner’s Form 61 or initial brief in support of petition (see 39 CFR 3001.115(a) and (b)). Deadline for petitions to intervene (see 39 CFR 3001.111(b)). Deadline for answering brief in support of Postal Service (see 39 CFR 3001.115(c)). Deadline for reply briefs in response to answering briefs (see 39 CFR 3001.115(d)). Deadline for motions by any party requesting oral argument; the Commission will schedule oral argumetn only when it is a necessary addition to the written filings (see 39 CFR 3001.116). Expiration of the Commission’s 120-day decisional schedule (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)). [FR Doc. 2010–6974 Filed 3–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–S RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding two (2) Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. 1. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: Application for Employee Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; 3220–0002 Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payments of age and service, disability, and supplemental annuities to qualified employees. An annuity cannot be paid until the employee stops working for a railroad employer. In addition, the age VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 and service employee must relinquish any rights held to such jobs. A disabled employee does not need to relinquish employee rights until attaining Full Retirement Age, or if earlier, their spouse files for a spouse annuity. Benefits become payable after the employee meets certain other requirements, which depend on the type of annuity payable. The requirements for obtaining the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, and 220. The RRB uses the electronic AA– 1cert, Application Summary and Certification process and the following forms to collect the information needed for determining entitlement to and the amount of, an employee retirement annuity: Form AA–1, Application for Employee Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act, Form AA–1d, Application for Determination of Employee Disability, and Form G–204, Verification of Workers Compensation/ Public Disability Benefit Information. The AA–1cert process obtains information from an applicant for either an age and service, or disability annuity by means of an interview with an RRB field-office representative. It obtains information about an applicant’s marital history, work history, military service, benefits from other governmental agencies and railroad pensions. During the interview, the field-office representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the applicant receives Form AA–1cert, Application Summary and Certification, which summarizes the information that was provided by/or verified by the applicant, for review and signature. The RRB also uses a manual version, RRB Form AA–1, in instances where the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in-person or by telephone, i.e., the applicant lives in another country. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Form AA–1d, Application for Determination of Employee Disability, is completed by an employee who is filing for a disability annuity under the RRA, or a disability freeze under the Social Security Act for early Medicare based on a disability. Form G–204, Verification of Workers Compensation/ Public Disability Benefit Information, is used to obtain and verify information concerning worker’s compensation or public disability benefits that are or will be paid by a public agency to a disabled railroad employee. All of the forms require completion to obtain a benefit. One or more response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (75 FR 4944 on January 28, 2010) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Title: Application for Employee Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act. OMB Control Number: 3220–0002. Form(s) submitted: AA–1, Application for Employee Annuity; AA–1cert, Application Summary and Certification; AA–1d, Application for Determination of Employee’s Disability; and G–204, Verification of Worker’s Compensation/ Public Disability Benefit Information. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households, State or local government. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Act provides for payment of age, disability, and supplemental annuities to qualified employees. The application and related forms obtain information about the applicant’s family work history, military service, disability benefits from other government agencies and public or private pensions. The information is E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES used to determine entitlement to and the amount of the annuity applied for. Changes Proposed:Non-burden impacting editorial changes intended to provide clarification and specificity to several current responses as well as the deletion of several items that are no longer needed are proposed to Form AA–1. Non-burden impacting clarifying editorial changes are proposed to Form AA–1(cert). No changes are proposed to Form(s) AA–1d and G–204. The burden estimate for this ICR is proposed as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 14,120. Total annual responses: 17,825. Total annual reporting hours: 9,271. 2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: Voluntary Customer Surveys in Accordance With E.O 12862; 3220– 0192 In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) conducts a number of customer surveys designed to determine the kinds and quality of services our beneficiaries, claimants, employers and members of the public want and expect, as well as their satisfaction with existing RRB services. The information collected is used by RRB management to monitor customer satisfaction by determining to what extent services are satisfactory and where and to what extent services can be improved. The surveys are limited to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions, and do not collect information which is required or regulated. The information collection, which was first approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997, provides the RRB with a generic clearance authority. This generic authority allows the RRB to submit a variety of new or revised customer survey instruments (needed to timely implement customer monitoring activities) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for expedited review and approval. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Voluntary Customer Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862. OMB Control Number 3220–0192. Form(s) submitted: G–201, Customer Assessment Survey. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households, Business-or-other-for profit. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) utilizes voluntary customer VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:12 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 15755 surveys to ascertain customer satisfaction with the RRB in terms of timeliness, appropriateness, access, and other measures of quality service. Surveys involve individuals that are direct or indirect beneficiaries of RRB services as well as railroad employers who must report earnings. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the information collection. The burden estimate for this ICR is unchanged as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,750. Total annual responses: 1,750. Total annual reporting hours: 735. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the form and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer at (312–751–3363) or Charles.Mierzwa@rrb.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Patricia A. Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Patricia.Henaghan@rrb.gov and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and Budget, Room 10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Oklahoma, dated 03/05/2010, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. Primary Counties: Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Canadian, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Custer, Garvin, Grant, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Mayes, Murray, Nowata, Okfuskee, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Sequoyah, Texas, Wagoner, Washington. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. Oklahoma Disaster Number OK–00034 [FR Doc. 2010–6220 Filed 3–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #12070 and #12071] Oklahoma Disaster Number OK–00035 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA–1883– DR), dated 03/05/2010. Incident: Severe Winter Storm. Incident Period: 01/28/2010 through 01/30/2010. Effective Date: 03/22/2010. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/04/2010. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/06/2010. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2010–6960 Filed 3–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #12051 and #12052] AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA–1876– DR), dated 02/25/2010. Incident: Severe Winter Storm. Incident Period: 12/24/2009 through 12/25/2009. DATES: Effective Date: 03/22/2010. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/26/2010. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/25/2010. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Oklahoma, dated 02/25/2010, is hereby amended to include the following areas as E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding 
two (2) Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from 
the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose 
appropriate paperwork burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the 
subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or 
OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them 
within 30 days of publication date.
    1. Title and Purpose of Information Collection:

Application for Employee Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; 
3220-0002

    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for 
payments of age and service, disability, and supplemental annuities to 
qualified employees. An annuity cannot be paid until the employee stops 
working for a railroad employer. In addition, the age and service 
employee must relinquish any rights held to such jobs. A disabled 
employee does not need to relinquish employee rights until attaining 
Full Retirement Age, or if earlier, their spouse files for a spouse 
annuity. Benefits become payable after the employee meets certain other 
requirements, which depend on the type of annuity payable. The 
requirements for obtaining the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 
and 220.
    The RRB uses the electronic AA-1cert, Application Summary and 
Certification process and the following forms to collect the 
information needed for determining entitlement to and the amount of, an 
employee retirement annuity: Form AA-1, Application for Employee 
Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act, Form AA-1d, Application for 
Determination of Employee Disability, and Form G-204, Verification of 
Workers Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Information.
    The AA-1cert process obtains information from an applicant for 
either an age and service, or disability annuity by means of an 
interview with an RRB field-office representative. It obtains 
information about an applicant's marital history, work history, 
military service, benefits from other governmental agencies and 
railroad pensions. During the interview, the field-office 
representative enters the information obtained into an on-line 
information system. Upon completion of the interview, the applicant 
receives Form AA-1cert, Application Summary and Certification, which 
summarizes the information that was provided by/or verified by the 
applicant, for review and signature. The RRB also uses a manual 
version, RRB Form AA-1, in instances where the RRB representative is 
unable to contact the applicant in-person or by telephone, i.e., the 
applicant lives in another country.
    Form AA-1d, Application for Determination of Employee Disability, 
is completed by an employee who is filing for a disability annuity 
under the RRA, or a disability freeze under the Social Security Act for 
early Medicare based on a disability. Form G-204, Verification of 
Workers Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Information, is used to 
obtain and verify information concerning worker's compensation or 
public disability benefits that are or will be paid by a public agency 
to a disabled railroad employee.
    All of the forms require completion to obtain a benefit. One or 
more response is requested of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (75 FR 4944 on January 28, 2010) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
    Title: Application for Employee Annuity Under the Railroad 
Retirement Act.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0002.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-1, Application for Employee Annuity; AA-
1cert, Application Summary and Certification; AA-1d, Application for 
Determination of Employee's Disability; and G-204, Verification of 
Worker's Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Information.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households, State or local 
government.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Act provides for payment of age, 
disability, and supplemental annuities to qualified employees. The 
application and related forms obtain information about the applicant's 
family work history, military service, disability benefits from other 
government agencies and public or private pensions. The information is

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used to determine entitlement to and the amount of the annuity applied 
for.
    Changes Proposed:Non-burden impacting editorial changes intended to 
provide clarification and specificity to several current responses as 
well as the deletion of several items that are no longer needed are 
proposed to Form AA-1. Non-burden impacting clarifying editorial 
changes are proposed to Form AA-1(cert). No changes are proposed to 
Form(s) AA-1d and G-204.
    The burden estimate for this ICR is proposed as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 14,120.
    Total annual responses: 17,825.
    Total annual reporting hours: 9,271.
    2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection:

Voluntary Customer Surveys in Accordance With E.O 12862; 3220-0192

    In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the Railroad Retirement 
Board (RRB) conducts a number of customer surveys designed to determine 
the kinds and quality of services our beneficiaries, claimants, 
employers and members of the public want and expect, as well as their 
satisfaction with existing RRB services. The information collected is 
used by RRB management to monitor customer satisfaction by determining 
to what extent services are satisfactory and where and to what extent 
services can be improved. The surveys are limited to data collections 
that solicit strictly voluntary opinions, and do not collect 
information which is required or regulated. The information collection, 
which was first approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
in 1997, provides the RRB with a generic clearance authority. This 
generic authority allows the RRB to submit a variety of new or revised 
customer survey instruments (needed to timely implement customer 
monitoring activities) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
expedited review and approval. Our ICR describes the information we 
seek to collect from the public.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Voluntary Customer Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862.
    OMB Control Number 3220-0192.
    Form(s) submitted: G-201, Customer Assessment Survey.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households, Business-or-other-for 
profit.
    Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) utilizes voluntary 
customer surveys to ascertain customer satisfaction with the RRB in 
terms of timeliness, appropriateness, access, and other measures of 
quality service. Surveys involve individuals that are direct or 
indirect beneficiaries of RRB services as well as railroad employers 
who must report earnings.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the information 
collection.
    The burden estimate for this ICR is unchanged as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,750.
    Total annual responses: 1,750.
    Total annual reporting hours: 735.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the form and supporting 
documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance 
officer at (312-751-3363) or Charles.Mierzwa@rrb.gov.
    Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed 
to Patricia A. Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush 
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or Patricia.Henaghan@rrb.gov and 
to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and 
Budget, Room 10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-6220 Filed 3-29-10; 8:45 am]
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